Decatur is known for its distinct, historic neighborhoods, eclectic food, and vibrant downtown: it is not known for log cabins. My clients are the owners of this unlikely urban retreat, and wanted to design a space that provided a TV-free zone to read, relax, eat, and play games as a family.
We got rid of the draperies and painted the windows gray for a more open and modern feel. A new mantle and all new furniture made for a refreshed and now usable space!
As wine interest grows, city-center wineries may be the breweries of 2018. Urban wineries in cities like New York, Atlanta and Austin offer convenience and a cool city vibe to boot. Austin is home to several urban wineries including cheeky, 6,000 square foot hipster winery The Infinite Monkey Theorem which like other urban wineries, pays homage to the locavore trend by sourcing grapes close to home.
Open and inviting, this open concept living area is prefect for entertaining or relaxing as you enjoy the view. Crisp white decor is complimented with soft green and yellow hues while the urban style brings character and style to the space.
Decatur is known for its distinct, historic neighborhoods, eclectic food, and vibrant downtown: it is not known for log cabins. My clients are the owners of this unlikely urban retreat and wanted to design a space that provided a TV-free zone to read, relax, eat, and play games as a family. This angle shows close-ups of the great texture and color we were able to put in there with the vintage rug layered over the jute, the green pillows and the awesome art that made it feel personal and cozy.
Evergreens in custom ipe planters line this modern urban backyard and provide privacy from neighboring buildings. New York City fire code limits the amount of wood decking that can be used in terrace and roof design, so the designers turned this limitation into a design feature.
The updated entry offers a preview of the major transformation of this classic urban home that uses bold color and an efficient modern layout with good flow to create a beautiful city retreat packed with personality.
For retreat areas that you’ll use after sunset, include lighting in your design. Twinkle lights, outdoor lighting, lanterns, candles, solar lights—there’s definitely a light to suit your style. Consider combining different lighting options to give your retreat a dual personality—candles or twinkle lights for intimate gatherings or strings of larger wattage bulbs for entertaining. Built around a tree, this covered rooftop retreat features multiple lighting options, comfy built-in seating and even a bed for Fido. Pets like green spaces, too.